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Events Leading to the American Revolution

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:29 AM
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During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events


  resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions


  of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the


  constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable.


  During the Seven Years' War England was not only alarmed by the


  colonists' insistence on trading with the enemy, but also with


  Boston merchants hiring James Otis inorder to protest the


  legality of the writs of assistance (general search warrants)


  used to hunt out smuggled goods. "let the parliament lay what


  burthens they please on us, we must, it is our duty to submit and


  patiently bear them, till they will be pleased to relieve


  us....". This is a very strong dictum, that in 1764, the


  colonists were of a submissive nature, and were weakly pleading


  for self-autonomy. This small fire of anger will become a huge


  conflagration as the rights are slowly rescinded.


      On October 19, 1765   the Stamp Act Congress and


  Parliamentary Taxation committee's passed some laws that


  attempted to strengthen the grip of the English crown.


  "I.That his Majesty's subjects in these colonies, owe the same


  allegiance to the Crown of Great Britain that is owing from his


  subjects born within the realm, and all due subordination to


  that august body, the Parliament of Great Britain."


  This statement can be used as a summation of the entire document


  that the Stamp Act Congress had initiated. The statement depicts


  the colonists has having to be submissive and servile in the view


  of Great Britain, this policy angered the colonists very much, and


  was another component of the transition of the colonists'


  rights and liberties.


      When the Declatory Act was passed in March of 1766, many


  colonies were...

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